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The Douglas Mansion has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916, when James S. Douglas built it on the hill just above his Little Daisy Mine. This former home is now a museum devoted to the history of the Jerome area and the Douglas...more
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On a short jaunt from Sedona to Prescott, this is the perfect stop. Browse through the town at the historic buildings, mining equipment and plaques. The panoramic view from this tiny town into the valley below is superb.
Upon entering, the man working said rudely that we couldn’t bring our tiny dogs in, even if we carried them. First of all, there are no signs on the building saying no pets. There’s a sign saying “ don’t leave your pets in the car.”...More
We really enjoyed our visit to the museum and the view from the grounds is amazing! I loved the movie shown there and all the old pictures and trying to find the buildings in town that we had learned about at the museum.
Not much to see at all, but we wanted to drive through it just to see what was there. We literally drove down the road, slowed down a bit, then drove back out.
If you are running short of time, don't bother - save the...More
There are 2 museums in Jerome. One is in the Douglas Mansion, which is the one described here. The other is in the town, run by the Jerome Historical Society. You see displays and a short film which show you photos and complete bios of...More
The 30 minute video provided inside the museum is worth the stop. It gives a really fascinating breakdown of the history of the town and how things have changed over the years.
We enjoyed the old pictures and the explanation of the mining industry. We...More
This site gives you the history of the mining town and the familes that inhabitied it. It has many antiquest, but are in cased so there is no risk of bringing small children. There is video and rock sections that will keep your kids entertained.
This was a really interesting place to learn the history of Jerome and the copper mines. There were lots of items of interest in the Museum, old mining equipment to look at and a great story of the founder. The museum is housed in the...More
Jerome was once a ghost town that has since changed to a thriving city. There is a great view, many shops, and a winery and if you are courageous enough, you can drive the 34 miles to Prescott with 128 switchbacks. Or go back down...More
Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
Amanda, Yes, it's an easy and quite scenic drive. Its about 20-35-min drive, depending on where in Sedona you're leaving from. The roads are steep, but are in great shape. Once in Jerome, many of the roads are narrow and... More
Amanda, Yes, it's an easy and quite scenic drive. Its about 20-35-min drive, depending on where in Sedona you're leaving from. The roads are steep, but are in great shape. Once in Jerome, many of the roads are narrow and one-way as you make your way up the hill through the town, so just be aware. It's a great town, with lot's of history at the park, and many great shops and restaurants to explore. Have a great visit!
~ Arizona State Parks